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Tue 8-May-12
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Danny
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In WordPress, the appearance of a site is governed by what is called a theme.

Similar to a "skin" for other software apps whereby you can change basics like colours and fonts etc.

This one is specially designed to be good for mobile devices (here we go again! big_laugh)

There is always some work when trying to emulate features of the previous theme in the new one, like making this forum work properly.

Already i can see a few glitches.

Like typing long lines - it keeps going to the right so you can't see what you are typing.

And the "lines" that appear under your name and avatar. 

Anyway, I am going to make it live shortly after 07:30 today (Tue).

The forum should function correctly even if it's appearance seems odd.

So please bear with me and report any unusual findings in this thread please. 

You can simulate the effect on a smaller screen if you click on the "restore down"

icon, to the left of the "close browser" X extreme top right. 

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Tue 8-May-12
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Also, ignore the ads to the right for today. I will get rid of them this evening.

Thanks everybody. 

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OMG!! eeek

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Tue 8-May-12
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Thanks for letting us know. I had wondered!

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Sorry Danny, the 'OMG' wasn't really a constructive comment, was it? embarassedbig_laugh

To be honest (what a stupid expression that is, it kind of indicates that you normally AREN'T honest! roll_eyes) this 'work in progress' layout is doing my head in, especially the typing bit.  I think I will gracefully take my leave and come back later, sorry embarassed

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Hmm, very long and thin, tiny font when reading, really large when typing and enormous emoticons.  I are not fond of this new layout so far...

I'll try that again!

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And it is slower to post and change topics...

I'll try that again!

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Just bigger font for me and different layout. As I cannot use the emoticons on my iPad I don't know if they have changed.

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Tue 8-May-12
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wave  Same here Aly!

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Tue 8-May-12
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I just tried to send a PM, and couldn't see the send button, it has disappeared to the right somewhere.

I am coping with the too-long lines by hitting return when I get to the end of what I can see, which is not

ideal.

Oh, I am using Firefox on a Mac.

Tue 8-May-12
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It's just not right, is it Barbara?

I'll try that again!

Tue 8-May-12
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It feels, to me, vaguely like when they change the layout at the supermarket and you can't find anything, I am discombobulated!!

I have reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me...

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Me too Chris (and it doesn't take much!!).  Can't cope with the long lines 🙁

But am sure Danny is doing his best.

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Toffeeapple said:

It's just not right, is it Barbara?

No, it isn't. cry

I tried using the arrows on the keyboard to send a PM, which Danuta did successfully and I can't manage.

Tue 8-May-12
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wave Just tried it again to experiment, and what I did Barbara, was to move the right arrow key right to the end where the button to send the message is.  You cannot see it when the page is so long.  Does everyone have this problem?

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